Family Tree Maker 2017 launches after delays
The Family Tree Maker ( FTM) 2017 software package is finally available to the general public, after developer Mackiev was able to fix syncing problems. Mackiev bought FTM last year after Ancestry announced it was discontinuing the brand. FTM 2017 was due to launch on 1 April, but the launch was delayed at the last minute when problems were uncovered with FamilySync, Mackiev’s replacement for the TreeSync feature. After three months of beta testing and ‘test drives’ with volunteer users, the programme went on sale for general use on 16 July.